Lisa has practiced social work since graduating from University of Toronto in 2003. With an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and Political Science Lisa channeled her belief in women’s rights and political activism into supporting women and children fleeing domestic violence in Toronto’s women’s shelter system. During this time Lisa was also actively engaged in the refugee rights community doing policy research for Citizens for Public Justice, examining the experience of racism and oppression for refugees during their settlement process in Canada. Lisa graduated from the Master of Social Work Program at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2010 and has worked as a social worker in a number of healthcare settings including Princess Margaret Hospital (oncology/cancer), St Joseph Health Care Centre (NICU/labour and delivery), and The Hospital for Sick Children/Sick Kids (pediatric cardiology) over the course of her career.
Lisa’s training has helped shape her therapeutic practice and has brought an acute awareness of the need for compassion and understanding when working with vulnerable people. Lisa’s approach to therapy ensures that clients are heard, validated and respected regardless of what they may be dealing with. Lisa holds a firm belief in empathic and trauma-informed care aimed at supporting all individuals.
Lisa has been in private practice since moving to Kitchener-Waterloo in 2013. Outside of counselling and social justice advocacy Lisa enjoys playing soccer, documentary film, mom jokes and spending time with her partner and three children. She looks forward to the privilege of working with you on your healing journey.